Religious Life at the University of Rhode Island

URI Chaplains Association

6 Fraternity Circle Kingston RI 02881


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Congregational / UCC Ministry

The Kingston Congregational Church, Est. 1695
A Member Congregation of the United Church of Christ
(intersection of Kingstown Road and Upper College Road)
2610 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI 02881ucc-200-bl


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A mainstream (non-fundamentalist) Christian congregation welcoming all, regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or emotional condition, economic or religious background. When we begin worship each Sunday, one of our Deacons announces, “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

  • Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m.
  • Church School – Pre K-8th Grade  Children are in worship for first part of service, including weekly Children’s Time, then leave for Church School. Nursery staffed by professional and trained volunteers.
  • Youth Groups for Middle School and High School, yearly Confirmation Program
  • Active Music Program with 25 voice choir, under direction of Dr. Enrico Garzilli
  • Weekly Bible Study, Thursdays at noon, and Spiritual Book Group, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in the Fire Place Room
  • Active fellowship life, frequent mission/service opportunities, Women’s Fellowship Group, summer Youth Mission/Service Trips

Religious Preference Form

We invite students to fill out a religious preference form so that the URI Chaplains Association can assist you in finding community on campus. Click here to fill out the form.

Prayer / Meditation Spaces on Campus

Are you looking for a quiet place to stop and pray or meditate on campus? Here are a couple of options that are available:

Meditation Room in the Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center

Morrill Hall room 318

Local Places of Worship

In addition to resources on campus, there are many places of worship in Kingston and the surrounding area. Please feel free to contact one of the chaplains for recommendations.

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